Weekly Update January 25, 2019

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Weekly Update January 25, 2019

Weekly Update January 25, 2019

Weekly Update:  Check out the City Manager’s video update for a quick look at what's going on in town. If you are interested in receiving an emailed notice of the Weekly Update, sign up for eNotifications on the City’s website, enter your email address and click on Weekly Update and any other documents you would like to receive.

City Hosts Navy Air Operations Meeting:  The City and Naval Base Coronado invite the community to a public meeting on Thursday, January 31, to hear a presentation on air operations by Naval Base Coronado Commanding Officer Captain Timothy J. Slentz. The community is encouraged to attend and ask questions. The City will host the meeting at the Coronado Public Library’s Winn room, 640 Orange Avenue, at 6 p.m.

Winn Room 

Coronado Golf Course Construction: Work has begun in earnest at the Coronado Golf Course Clubhouse. Feast and Fareway is rehabilitating the old bar and is constructing a new bar at the other side of the Clubhouse to take advantage of the view of beautiful Glorietta Bay and the 18th hole.

Feast and Fareway 


Affordable Housing Rehab Celebration: The City is excited to announce that Interfaith Housing has commenced the rehabilitation of 35 City-owned affordable housing units at four facilities scattered throughout Coronado. The City is planning a formal commemoration of the official start of the work the first week in February. The City is proud that its affordable housing units fit in with the attractive character of Coronado. The City Council has entered into a long-term agreement with Interfaith Housing to rehabilitate and manage the units as deed-restricted affordable housing. The units were purchased originally with tax increment funds. The state terminated this affordable housing program.

Affordable Housing plan


Suicide Deterrent Spike Project: The California Department of Transportation will begin work to install 4-inch spikes on the San Diego-Coronado Bridge next week. The Suicide Deterrent Spike Project calls for the spikes to be installed along the side rails of the bridge to form a simple barrier as a temporary measure until a more permanent barrier can be found and put in place. The installation will begin Tuesday, January 29. The work will be conducted overnight and take about three weeks to complete. There will be no closures related to the installation work. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can provide support for people in distress. Call (800) 273-8255 for help.


Toll Plaza Beautification Project: The California Department of Transportation recently shared its plans to refurbish the landscaping at the San Diego-Coronado Bridge Toll Plaza area. Crews will reinstall irrigation systems to support the landscaping prior to the 50th anniversary of the bridge later this year. Some of the touch-up work has begun. A schedule will be provided by Caltrans for other landscaping and irrigation work, which the City will share with the community. The City continues with its plans to upgrade the entrance to Coronado near the Toll Plaza to help calm traffic and beautify the area.

Toll Plaza Plan 

Precautionary Beach Closure Lifted: Last week, San Diego County health officials extended a beach closure from the border to include Coronado. The City had issued a news advisory to clarify that several beach water samples taken in the days before and after the January 16 closure indicated Coronado’s waters tested within acceptable limits. The County lifted the closure on Monday, January 21. The County issued the closure as a precautionary measure. It was not based on water quality sample results. Out of an abundance of caution, county officials closed the City of Coronado beach due to known sewage flow tracking from Tijuana. Sample results for the Silver Strand beach, which is within Coronado, did exceed acceptable limits. Please note that beach goers should avoid water contact for 72 hours following rain. The City conducts water quality monitoring at Coronado beaches. Read about the programs here.

Beach Image


Business Certificate Deadline Nears Those who conduct business in Coronado, no matter where they are located, must register their businesses with the City by January 31 or pay a penalty. The City has suspended the former business license tax and now has a low-cost Business Certificate program. The cost is $25 plus a $4 state fee. The penalty for those who do not renew their certificates within 30 days of the due date is $50 and escalates thereafter. Get your Business Certificate now. Don’t wait. See the flier below for more information. This change has already saved Coronado businesses more than $50,000.


Transbay Pump Station Rehabilitation: The contractor on the Transbay Pump Station Rehabilitation project continued to look for existing utilities. There are several utilities around the site at the Coronado Ferry Landing including water, gas, electrical, and communications. Old utility maps are not complete, so the contractor is proceeding cautiously, trying to find and identify the buried utilities and then determine if they are active or abandoned.


B Avenue Valve Replacement:  The contractor on the B Avenue Valve Replacement project successfully installed the valves during night work on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 22 and 23.  The work was required to be done at night when sewage flows are at a minimum. The valve replacement was needed to ensure successful bypass operations for the Transbay Pump Station Rehabilitation project currently underway.

B Avenue Valve


Pet of the Week: Monica, a sweet and loving 9-year-old Tortoiseshell, is this week’s Pet of the Week. Monica came to PAWS of Coronado as a stray, in pretty rough shape but she has never lost her love or affection for people. Monica is looking for a forever foster. Due to some ongoing health concerns, Monica is in PAWS’ Life Time Care Program, which means that PAWS will take responsibility for Monica’s medical care for the rest of her life. She just needs the comfort of a loving home. To set up a visit with Monica, call PAWS of Coronado, which runs the City's Animal Care Facility at (619) 522-7371.

Monica POW 



Board, Commission, Committee Vacancies: Positions are open on the following board, commission or committees: Bicycle Advisory Committee (1); Design Review Commission (1); and Representative on the Port of San Diego Arts, Culture & Design Committee (1). Applications are being accepted for all open positions.  Responsibilities of each commission/committee, qualifications for appointment, term of office, and deadline for receipt of applications can be found on the bottom of the City’s Boards, Commissions and Committees page.



Adult Library Programs:  A WordPress workshop was held on Tuesday, January 22. On Wednesday, January 23, a Microsoft Word workshop was held. The second session of “Poetry for the People: Poets of the American West” was conducted by Charles Kamar on Wednesday, January 23. This Wednesday weekly program is open for continuous or drop-in participation through February 20. “Remembering Before They Forget,” a program for families and caregivers dealing with a loved one with early stages of dementia, was held on Wednesday, January 23. A Digital Media Lab workshop on “Graphic Tablets: Coloring & Creating Glow Effects” was held on Thursday, January 24. Quartet Luminoso performed a concert on Friday, January 25. Copies of the 2019 Community Read, “The Practice House,” by local author Laura McNeal, are available at the Library in print, e-book, and audio CD formats.


Youth Programs: On Tinker Tuesday, January 15, children participated in an Ice Cream Dance Party. About 100 children and caregivers worked in groups to make ice cream in a plastic baggy while they danced to shake the ingredients. After the experiment, children were asked to share observations on what happened to the ice and how the liquids in the small bag turned into an icy solid. Ice cream was enjoyed by all afterwards. Other programs for children include Spanish Storytime on Wednesdays and Toddler Time and Preschool Storytimes on Tuesday and Friday mornings. The Teen Movie this month was “Napoleon Dynamite,” which screened on Wednesday, January 23. The Teen Advisory Board will meet on Tuesday, January 29.

Ice Cream Social 


Public Services Work Updates:  City crews worked on a number of projects around the City. These are the most recent:

  • The second of five phases to re-stripe fire lanes in alleys in the Village area will be done from February 4-18, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. per the map below. No-parking signs will be set up on February 4 with work beginning on February 7. The striping will be done on “off” days for trash pick-up.

     Painting Fire Lanes

  • Waste Water crews will replace the Central Beach Restroom wet well pump system. The project will begin Monday, January 28, at 7 a.m. and be finished on Friday, February 1, at 3:30 p.m. The restroom located in the Main Lifeguard Tower and at Central Beach will be temporarily closed for the duration of this project. The restroom inside the lifeguard services building will be open. Facilities Division will set up the portable restroom trailer for the public and Lifeguards.

         Central Beach Restroom

  • The week of February 11, West Coast Arborist, the City’s tree maintenance contractor, will remove and replant six Deodar cedar trees due to poor health. New, locally raised cedars will replace them. The trees are in the 300, 700, 800, and 1000 block of Orange Avenue. 



New Year Luncheon:  The John D. Spreckels Center will hold a luncheon to kick off 2019. Come out and make some new friends and try something new. The New Year Luncheon will be held on Saturday, January 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enjoy a healthy lunch and some fun and games. The luncheon is $10 for residents and $13 for non-residents. To sign up or receive additional information, visit the Spreckels Center at 1019 Seventh Street, call (619) 522-7343 or visit www.coronado.ca.us/spreckels.

Junior Tennis Classes Set: Register your children and teens, ages 5 to 18, for tennis instruction with the Coronado Tennis Center. Programs are offered for every skill level. Register online at coronado.ca.us/recreation or call (619) 522-2650. Private lessons and clinics are scheduled by appointment directly with our tennis pros. Contact the Tennis Center for information.

Tennis Image 

Junior Tennis 


New Session of Recreation Programs: The City of Coronado’s Winter/Spring Recreation Brochure is out.  Coronado residents should have received a copy of the 64-page brochure at home. The brochure can also be found online with a new look. You can flip the pages to the program instead of scrolling down. Classes begin February 11. Visit the City’s website to view the winter/spring class offerings.  For questions or for more information call Recreation and Golf Services at (619) 522-7342. 

Rec Brochure

Valentine’s Day Cooking Class:  An adult/child cooking class is set for Saturday, February 9, at the Club Room at Glorietta Bay Park. The class is set for 1 to 3:30 p.m. and will include making lollipops and mocha cakes. Cost is $20 per person and everyone must register in advance. Call (619) 522-7342 for details.

Valentine's Day Cooking Class 


Stay Informed Coronado:  Do you like being in the know? Do you know what’s going on in Coronado? However, you like to get your city news, Coronado has many ways for you to get it. Do you like Twitter? We are active on Twitter. Do you prefer Facebook? Like us to keep up. Maybe you prefer a text message for traffic advisories. Sign up for the City’s Police Department Nixle account. What about an email reminder that a meeting is coming up or the council agenda is online? We have that, too, through our eNotification system. Of course, almost all of that can be found online in the City Manager’s Weekly Update, a compendium of all the news and events that are going on or coming up in Coronado. You can sign up to receive an email as soon as it is published online or you can visit the City’s website on Friday at noon and find it there. Finally, don’t forget to check the City’s new website, where you can find news and information that affects residents, businesses and visitors.


Navy Air Ops Meeting
Posted on 01/25/2019
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